Monday, May 15, 2006

This reed dagger was...

This reed dagger was in the roof-top moth trap this morning. It is most probably a migrant or a wanderer from the nearest confirmed breeding areas in Rye Bay and Dungeness. The specimen was pretty worn which is typical of migrants.

reed dagger
Reed dagger.

Very little else, only a mullein shark, a couple of common quaker and a shuttle-shaped dart. Also another marbled beauty larva was present on the roof tile lichens.

mullein shark
Mullein shark.

No visible migration at sea or overhead.